Tag: Data Security

For 14 Years, Google Stored Passwords In Plain Text: Does It Affect You?

An error in 2005 is affecting G Suite users’ security. Google reveals that passwords were encrypted but stored in plain text, though points there’s no evidence of a breach.

Security May 22, 2019

Best iTunes Alternative: Transfer iPhone Photos And More Data With DearMob iPhone Manager

DearMob iPhone Manager is a handy tool that enables you to transfer and back up photos, music, videos, contacts, books, messages, apps, and a lot more. It offers a safe and convenient way to back up and retrieve your entire iDevice data, allowing you to conveniently switch to a new iPhone or iPad.

DearMob March 7, 2019

Jeff Bezos Reveals The National Enquirer Threatened To Publish His Nude Photos: Here’s What He Said

Documents reveal that AMI, the parent company of tabloid National Enquirer, has threatened to publish nude photos of Jeff Bezos. But the Amazon CEO isn’t playing its game.

Business Tech February 8, 2019

Apple Bans Controversial Facebook Research App, Says It's A 'Clear Breach Of Agreement'

Apple has blocked Facebook’s enterprise certificates after an app that harvests users’ data was uncovered. The tech company’s move has also affected beta versions of other Facebook-owned apps.

Security January 31, 2019

Facebook App That Pays Users Gift Cards In Exchange For Data To Be Removed From iOS

Facebook confirmed that it’s going to pull its data collection app called Facebook Research from iOS. The app remains available for Android users as of this writing.

Security January 30, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook, Says It Doesn’t Sell User Data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks people distrust Facebook because they don’t understand how it operates. He also clarified that the company doesn’t sell user data to advertisers.

Internet January 26, 2019

Google Is Ditching Apps Requiring Call And SMS Permissions

Google is kicking out apps asking for a user's messaging and call data from its Play Store. App developers are now asked to either republish an updated version or resubmit their apps for review.

Security January 17, 2019

Do You Use MyFitnessPal? Your Data May Have Just Been Breached

About 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were compromised in February, owner Under Armour learned earlier this week. The fitness company is encouraging users to change their passwords as soon as possible.

Security March 30, 2018

Verizon Has No Plans To Install Spyware On All Android Phones Or Track Data

Following the outrage caused by reports of Verizon’s plans to install spyware on Android phones, the carrier has now clarified a few things. The spyware won’t be installed on all Android phones, and it’s possible to opt it, Verizon confirmed.

Security April 2, 2017

Many Questions Still Unanswered After Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach

Yahoo's recent report regarding a data breach, which information of more than 500 million accounts got stolen, has raised concerns from its userbase. And with the lack of specifics in its report, plenty of questions need to be answered.

Internet September 25, 2016

Your iPhone Or Android Smartphone Can Get Hacked When You Charge Via USB And Laptop

Smartphone owners who charge their device using a USB cable connected to a computer can be vulnerable to hackers. What private information can be leaked from the phone?

Security May 29, 2016

Study Finds Many Employees Worldwide Would Gladly Sell Their Work Passwords For Money

A new study found alarming practices among corporate employees, threatening privacy and security. SailPoint found that one in five employees would sell their work passwords for less than $1,000, and some would even sell it for less than $100.

Business March 24, 2016

Apple's Latest iOS 9.3 Lets You Password-Protect Your Notes: Here's How To Do It

Apple formally unwrapped its new iOS 9.3 OS version and some cool new features are in the mix. Among the highlights, iOS 9.3 now lets you protect your sensitive Notes with passwords and Touch ID.

Apps/Software March 22, 2016

Most Fitness Trackers Except The Apple Watch Are Leaking Your Private Information: Study

A study uncovered that some leading fitness trackers leak user data. One wearable, though, has been deemed highly secure, the Apple Watch.

Wearable Tech February 3, 2016

Security Researchers Find MetroPCS Coding Issue That Could Have Exposed Customer Data (Or Worse)

Customer data of MetroPCS were exposed due to a coding flaw in the company's website. MetroPCS claimed that it has fixed the problem and customer data is safe.

Business November 16, 2015

Google Cracks Down On Symantec Over Fake Security Certificates: Clean Up Your Mess, Or Else

Google detected a lot of fake digital certificates issued by Symantec and requested the security company to clean up its act. Google gave Symantec an ultimatum that might affect the security company at a global scale.

Internet October 31, 2015

TalkTalk Cyber Attack Compromises Bank Details Of Over 4 Million Customers [Update: Ransom Demand Received]

More than 4 million users of TalkTalk are at risk after a major data breach hit the mobile carrier’s database. Trust levels in TalkTalk dropped, as the real problem resided within the poor or nonexistent data encryption.

Internet October 24, 2015

Trend Micro Acquires HP TippingPoint Network Security Business In $300M Deal: Why This Is Game-Changing

HP sold its next-generation intrusion systems and network security solutions to Trend Micro. TippingPoint was fully transferred to the British company for $300M, consolidating Trend Micro’s position in digital safety.

Deals October 23, 2015

The GranitePhone Is The Latest Entry To The Ultra-Secure Device Market: Is $849 Worth It?

Archos teamed up with SIKUR to develop the GranitePhone, which is a new entry to the small but growing niche market of security-focused smartphones. The security-focused phone costs $849, but is it worth it?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2015

Update Your Firmware: Hackers Can Download Files From Your Seagate Wireless Hard Drives

“An update a day, keeps hacking away” should be a line in every user agreement. Seagate shows why and how, after fixing major security flaws with an update.

Computers September 8, 2015

Windows 10 Hello Facial Recognition Feature Can Distinguish Between Identical Twins

One of the lesser-known new features of Windows 10 is compatibility with facial recognition technology now available on many new devices. The technology replaces the old password system - but is it reliable?

Apps/Software August 25, 2015

Android Factory Reset Doesn't Completely Wipe Data

A new study reveals that the factory reset feature on Android phones doesn’t completely delete the owner’s data. Researchers were able to retrieve Google credentials from supposedly reset phones, gaining access to emails, login details, text messages and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 22, 2015

Delaware Aims to be First State to Issue Digital Driver's License

Delaware is locked in a race with Iowa to become the first state of offer digital driver's licenses. The Delaware Senate adopted a resolution last week for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles to study the technology.

FUTURE TECH January 29, 2015

Internet of Things Still Growing at Rapid Pace Amid Growing Privacy Concerns

The Internet of Things (IoT) may be heard about more often than before in 2015. While it seemed to be gaining momentum, a lot of consumers admitted on having concerns such as privacy and security.

Internet January 2, 2015

Silent Circle to create Blackphone cousin: A tablet that values your privacy

Silent Circle, the brains behind the privacy-centric Blackphone, has a tablet in the works, which will target privacy-conscious users. The high-end tablet is expected to release soon and focus strongly on data security.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 14, 2014

Hacking into traffic lights with a laptop is apparently scarily easy

Hacking into the network of traffic lights is not only possible, but also easy to do. Researchers are worried that the industry is not taking security seriously. Bored hackers would be able to make all lights green or change road signs through their laptops.

Geek August 22, 2014

Xiaomi updates OS to eliminate user data-snatching

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has been accused of collecting customer's personal contact information by transmitting it from Xiaomi devices to cloud servers, all without users' permission or knowledge. The company has fixed what it called a 'bug' and updated its OS software.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2014

Russian hackers snagging billions of passwords, usernames

A group of Russian hackers, bonded by friendship, have stolen more than 1.2 billion username and password pairs in one of the largest breaches in history and the figure is rising. Security experts warns the hackers are far from finished compromising accounts.

Internet August 6, 2014

BlackBerry acquires Secusmart, doubles down on mobile security

BlackBerry acquired mobile security company Secusmart to boost its capabilities on voice and data encryption, along with anti-eavesdropping solutions.

Deals July 31, 2014

Aiming to resell that phone? Make sure you wipe it good and clean, say security gurus

Be careful when selling your smartphone or tablet, especially you Android people. That's the message from a security software company after it recovered over 40,000 pieces of personal data on devices that were thought to be erased.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 9, 2014

NSA claims ignorance about Heartbleed bug: Surprised?

The NSA has denied knowledge about the Heartbleed bug and exploiting it even before reports came out, but critics have doubts to such claims of the agency.

Internet April 13, 2014

Experian security lapse have just exposed over 200 mn consumer IDs

The perpetrator of fraudulent activities that acquired sensitive information via an Experian-owned company has pleaded guilty in court. It is not yet clear if the credit bureau will be liable for its oversight.

Business March 13, 2014

Eric Schmidt bets big on two things: 1. U.S. govt don't have access to your data 2. robots

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has disclosed that the search engine firm has completed its program to protect its users data from snooping U.S. intelligence agencies. He also sees (no, not dead people) robots everywhere in the future.

Business March 9, 2014

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